How to Calculate and Solve for MBAL Gas Solubility | The Calculator Encyclopedia

The image above represents the MBAL gas solubility.

To compute for the MBAL gas solubility, four essential parameters are needed and these parameters are Specific Gravity of Solution Gas (γg), Specific Gravity of Stock Tank Oil (γo), Oil FVF (Bo) and Oil Density (ρo).

The formula for calculating MBAL gas solubility:

Rs = Boρo – 62.4γo / 0.0136γg

Where:

Rs = MBAL Gas Solubility
γg = Specific Gravity of Solution Gas
γo = Specific Gravity of Stock Tank Oil
Bo = Oil FVF
ρo = Oil Density

Let’s solve an example;
Given that specific gravity of solution gas is 9, specific gravity of stock tank oil is 13, oil FVF is 19 and oil density is 27. Find the MBAL gas solubility?

This implies that;

γg = Specific Gravity of Solution Gas = 9
γo = Specific Gravity of Stock Tank Oil = 13
Bo = Oil FVF = 19
ρo = Oil Density = 27

Rs = Boρo – 62.4γo / 0.0136γg
Rs = 19 x 27 – 62.4 x 13 / 0.0136 x 9
Rs = 513 – 811.19 / 0.1224
Rs = -298.19 / 0.1224
Rs = -2436.27

Therefore, the MBAL gas solubility is -2436.27.

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How to Calculate and Solve for Total Formation Volume Factor | The Calculator Encyclopedia

The image above represents the total formation volume factor (FVF).

To compute for the total FVF, four essential parameters are needed and these parameters are oil FVF (Bo), gas FVF (Bg), initial gas solubility (Rsi) and current gas solubility (Rs).

The formula for calculating the total FVF:

BT = Bo + (Rsi – Rs)Bg

Where;

BT = Total FVF
Bo = Oil FVF
Bg = Gas FVF
Rsi = Initial Gas Solubility
Rs = Current Gas Solubility

Let’s solve an example;
Find the total FVF when the oil FVF is 14, gas FVF is 15, initial gas solubility is 26 and current gas solubility is 17.

This implies that;

Bo = Oil FVF = 14
Bg = Gas FVF = 15
Rsi = Initial Gas Solubility = 26
Rs = Current Gas Solubility = 17

BT = Bo + (Rsi – Rs)Bg
BT = 14 + (26 – 17)15
BT = 14 + (9)15
BT = 14 + 135
BT = 149

Therefore, the total FVF is 149.

Calculating the Oil FVF when the Total FVF, Gas FVF, Initial Gas Solubility and Current Gas Solubility is Given.

Bo = BT – (Rsi – Rs)Bg

Where;

Bo = Oil FVF
BT = Total FVF
Bg = Gas FVF
Rsi = Initial Gas Solubility
Rs = Current Gas Solubility

Let’s solve an example;
Find the oil FVF when the total FVF is 44, gas FVF is 17, initial gas solubility is 21 and current gas solubility is 19.

This implies that;

BT = Total FVF = 44
Bg = Gas FVF = 17
Rsi = Initial Gas Solubility = 21
Rs = Current Gas Solubility = 19

Bo = BT – (Rsi – Rs)Bg
Bo = 44 – (21 – 19)17
Bo = 44 – (2)17
Bo = 44 – 34
Bo = 10

Therefore, the oil FVF is 10.

Calculating the Gas FVF when the Total FVF, Oil FVF, Initial Gas Solubility and Current Gas Solubility is Given.

Bg = BT – Bo / Rsi – Rs

Where;

Bg = Gas FVF
Bo = Oil FVF
BT = Total FVF
Rsi = Initial Gas Solubility
Rs = Current Gas Solubility

Let’s solve an example;
Find the gas FVF when the total FVF is 48, oil FVF is 16, initial gas solubility is 20 and current gas solubility is 12.

This implies that;

Bo = Oil FVF = 16
BT = Total FVF = 48
Rsi = Initial Gas Solubility = 20
Rs = Current Gas Solubility = 12

Bg = BT – Bo / Rsi – Rs
Bg = 48 – 16 / 20 – 12
Bg = 32 / 8
Bg = 4

Therefore, the gas FVF is 4.

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How to Calculate and Solve for the Water – Oil Ratio of a Reservoir Fluid Flow | The Calculator Encyclopedia

The above image represents Water – Oil Ratio.

To compute for the water – oil ratio, six essential parameters are needed and these parameters are o)Oil Viscosity, (μw)Water Viscosity, (krw)Relative Permeability to Water, (kro)Relative Permeability to Oil, (Bw)Water Formation Volume Factor and (Bo)Oil Formation Volume Factor. 

The formula for calculating the water – oil ratio:

WOR = [krw / kro] [μoBo  / μwBw ]

Where;

WOR = Water Oil Ratio
μo = Oil Viscosity
μw = Water Viscosity
krw = Relative Permeability to Water
kro = Relative Permeability to Oil
Bw = Water Formation Volume Factor
Bo = Oil Formation Volume Factor

Let’s solve an example;
Find the water – oil ratio when the oil viscosity is 9, water viscosity is 11 with a relative permeability to water of 21, relative permeability to oil of 7 and a water formation volume factor of 14 with oil formation volume factor of 27.

This implies that;

μo = Oil Viscosity = 9
μw = Water Viscosity = 11
krw = Relative Permeability to Water = 21
kro = Relative Permeability to Oil = 7
Bw = Water Formation Volume Factor = 14
Bo = Oil Formation Volume Factor = 27

WOR = [krw / kro] [μoBo  / μwBw ]
WOR = [21/7] [9 x 27 /11 x 14]
WOR = [21/7] [243/154]
WOR = [21/7] [1.5779]
WOR = [3] [1.5779]
WOR = 4.73

Therefore, the Water – Oil Ratio is 4.73.

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